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St. Paul and The Broken Bones NPR Tiny Desk Concert 2014 [YouTube Official Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published December 06, 2014

SETLIST

 

<h5>St. Paul and The Broken Bones Tiny Desk Concert Setlist</h5>

<blockquote>"Half The City"
"Call Me"
"Broken Bones And Pocket Change"</blockquote>

PRODUCTION CREDITS

 

<h5>St. Paul and The Broken Bones Tiny Desk Concert Production Credits</h5>

<blockquote>Producers: Bob Boilen, Maggie Starbard, Kevin Wait
Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait
Videographers: Becky Lettenberger, Colin Marshall, Maggie Starbard
Assistant Producer: James Clark</blockquote>

Seven-piece band St. Paul and The Broken Bones stopped by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series to perform three songs guaranteed to touch your soul. The Alabama natives ability to blend acoustic gentleness and horns into emotionally charged songs is chemistry you don't find too often nowadays. You can watch their performance above.

Usually, the bands that come in to perform for NPR are situated behind the desk. Not in this case though, as singer Paul Janeway, the frontman with the golden voice (and shoes), opts to transform the desk into a stage. The band kicks off the set with the relaxed, horn grooving sounds of "Half The City," then is followed with a nostalgic, R&B flavored "Call Me."

Before going into an acoustic slow tune of "Broken Bones And Pocket Change," Paul advices us to "Just take that heartbreak and sing about it" before going into "Broken Bones And Pocket Change." It's a soft, acoustically driven tune with trumpet and trombone sounds inserting beautiful exclamation points. Paul is an animated singer, and it accents his voice, which can draw comparisons to legends like Otis Redding and James Brown.

For St. Paul and The Broken Bones latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

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Source: NPR Music YouTube

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